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CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
of the gridlock and dysfunction here in washington, d.c. they can see that our economy is slowly getting back on its feet, businesses are beginning to hire more workers, but my constituents and people across the country are very frustrated that the constant political crises are holding our recovery back right when we need to be doing everything possible to support it. after two years of debate about fiscal and economic policy and an election in which voters spoke loudly and clearly, the american people want their elected representatives to stop arguing and reach some solutions. mr. president, i come to the floor today to discuss a budget plan that meets this challenge. the senate budget that passed through the budget committee last week with the strong support of all ten democrats and two independents. it is a responsible and balanced plan that puts the economy first and tackles our deficit and debt responsibly and credibly, and i am hopeful that after it passes the senate, the house of representatives stands ready to compromise as well and we can come together around a balanced and bipartisa
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 8:00pm EDT
our ailing economy and certainly not the answer for the hardworking folks back home in wyoming. when you start with one party doing the drafting and those who wrote the budget hold the majority on the budget committee, you can expect the bill to be one-sided. if you keep on doing whatever you a been doing, you can expect to get the same results. unfortunately, i believe that's what we'll see this week as we debate the budget here on the senate floor. the majority kept us in the dark on the budget until the last -- until last wednesday evening. we had to present our opening statements in the budget committee before we even sue the budget the majority -- even saw the majority the budget would offer. i do have to say in the defense of the majority that that's the way it's been for several years, both when the republicans were in charge and when the democrats are in charge. thea's thacharge that doesn't mean it is right. you have to share it. so then we had to turn around and start voting on the amendments the next morning in the budget committee and we weren't part of that process, beca
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 1:00am EDT
reserve's two day meeting on the economy wraps up. that begins at 2:30 eastern time. >> coming up, the head of immigration and customs enforcement testifies about the release of nearly 2000 immigrants because of budget constraints. the 2014 budget plan put out by chairman paul ryan would balance the budget in 10 years and put in place medicare changes. the chamber should finish work on boating on the measure on wednesday. here is tuesday's debate. mr. ryan: i bring forward and present the budget resolution for the fiscal year 2014. we believe that we owe the american people a responsible balanced budget and that is precisely what we are bringing to the floor today. our budget balances the budget within 10 years and it does so without raising taxes. balancing the budget will help us foster a healthier economy, it will help us create jobs. in fact, two leading economists released a study analyzing our budget and its positive effects on the economy and jobs. in the first year they said it would, quote, boost the economy immediately, increasing both of our economy by a whole percentag
KCSMMHZ
Mar 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
are eliminated among tpp member nations, the japanese economy would benefit. an the prime minister said now is the last chance to join the talks. he pointed out that the negotiations started two years ago. and he said it's clear any rules participants have already agreed upon would be difficult to reverse. abe stressed japan is for now just joining the talks. he promised to work out an agreement that suits the nation's interests and use japan's negotiating power to secure for certain sectors such as agriculture. abe said many countries are opening up their markets including the u.s., nations in europe and emerging economies in asia. he said if japan misses the opportunity to join the tpp, it will inevitably be left behind. the man who has previously served as general counsel of the office for the united states trade representative made a positive comment on japan's decision to join the tpp talks. >> i think the united states has long wanted japan to join tpp. there are benefits for us from a strategic point of view from the standpoint of u.s./japan alliance. there are strategic benefits. an
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 8:00pm EDT
jobs and improve the economy in every one of our districts, in every state in the union. i would turn, if i could, to my colleague, mr. polcan, who has some of the rations. >> i am glad you brought this amendment forward, mr. blumenauer. when i was on the joint committee on finance, we were the only committee in the country that had to approve every single dollar that came through from the recovery dollars. in our state, every single dollar came to our committee. i got to see exactly where those investment dollars went to our transportation projects. we had a report at the time from the road building and vertical construction industry, not your most left-wing organization, that said 54,000 jobs were saved or created in wisconsin because of that investment in infrastructure. i remember sitting in this very room and i asked dr. elmendorf that same question. i said is it true, and he set up to 3.3 million jobs were saved or created because of those recovery dollars. i can tell you in wisconsin, we saw the benefit. it came from the private sector. we saw the benefit for small businesses -
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2013 8:00pm EDT
this economy. and i thank you once again, my good friend from california, for making all the important points this evening. mr. garamendi: washington, d.c., your leadership in this community has been known for some time and i thank you very much for joining us tonight. i want to do two things before i end. first of all, medicare is back on the table. the ryan budget takes up medicare once again and provides a voucher that will destroy it. i'm going to change this. medicare, 1965, president 2013, created by l.b.j., destroyed by the g.o.p. i don't think so. seniors don't want it. americans don't want it. the last campaign for presidency, this was one of the major issues and ryan is coming back with it. bad idea, bad timing. and i want to end with this, this is a great country. there is no other place in the world like the united states. it is one terrific country. there is enormous energy in this country, where people want to get a job and go to work and businesses want to grow and hire people. all of that is waiting for congress to get its act together, to get this sequestration out of the way
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 1:00pm EDT
to the sequester republicans will not replace. just as the economy is improving for our neighbors and small businesses back home. in contrast, the democratic alternative will cren rate 1.2 million more job, stop the sequester and in committee, democrats proposed to close those special interest tax loopholes that riddle our tax code, republicans said no. democrats proposed to offset unwise republican cuts to medical research like alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes research at n.i.h., republicans said no. democrats tried to cut the special interest spending in the tax code to offset republican cuts to students who rely on pell grants but republicans said no. mr. van hollen: i yield the gentleman another minute and a half. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. ms. castor: the democrats in the budget committee proposed to strengthen medicare and replace the republican plan to turn medicare into a voucher program. all it does is simply shift the cost tour families and older neighbors. mr. speaker, this republican budget is not consistent with american values. it is not fiscally responsible. it is a
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 11:00pm EDT
't afford higher taxes, especially in the obama economy. and if that's really the kind of budget senate democrats plan to offer, it would sacrifice america's hopes for sustained economic recovery at the altar of higher taxes and bloated, unaccountable government. it would also draw an important contrast with the budget republicans put forward yesterday. because here's the thing, republicans believe we should be growing the economy, not the government. growing the economy, not the government. and the house republican budget reflects just those priorities. it's a budget that does something else too. it actually balances. it actually balances. that's important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it would help unleash economic growth and bring down our country's massive, massive debt load. interest payments on the national debt alone are set to exceed everything we spend on defense. interest on the national debt is going to exceed everything we spend on defense in just a few years' time. so the path we're on is clearly not sustainable. with that in mind, i hope democrats
FOX Business
Mar 15, 2013 8:00pm EDT
trying to up to people who love tax revenue. you will get less tax revenue when the economy is smaller. this is something that the market understands. they want to see the economy grow. less in the future is better for the economy and markets. neil: that would mean no that if we are continuing on this trend, everything that the markets are celebrating right now, slobby sequestration, whenever you want to call it could be short-lived and there could be problems. what do you see happening? >> well, i think rand paul messages effective not only for the markets, but for the economy and the country at large because he is making a connection between economic liberty and prosperity. he understands that does look to the 20th-century. always the most prosperous countries are always the most free. and the message of essentially constitutionality, individual rights, that is tremendously bullish for the market. bullish for the economy. hitting the nail on the head. the fact that everything investors are seeing that we had a sequestered. this guy did not fall. there is still more work to be done in
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 10:00am EDT
food assistance to kids in this country and funding for r&d will drive our economy, but we can't appropriate a sum of money to fix the real cost of iraq. can't pay back the lives of 4,486 american men and women who have died there or the roughly 2,000 broken soldiers who came home and took their own lives. the wounded, physically and mentally, the soldiers who didn't know how not to be a soldier, the families living with a hole in their hearts and the families living with someone they no longer recognize. 10 years leaving their families, living in hell, coming home to unemployment and the homelessness, to a country that's forgotten that it's at war at all, to a country that seems to think a yellow ribbon magnet on their bumper is the only kind of support that oir troops need and the cost in iraq, untold deaths. let me rephrase that. unknown deaths. we can only guess at the destruction that we have left in our wake. 115,000 iraqis, 600,000, you can find the number, what was the long-term impact of that on the environment, the water and health? what happens when someone lives in
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2013 1:00pm EDT
reduction is very important, but creating the millions of jobs that our economy desperately needs is even more important. i would go further than that. everybody -- i could tell you in the state of vermont and i suspect in the other 49 states, we have a serious problem with roads and bridges and water systems and schools, broadband. we need to invest in our infrastructure to make this country more productive. when you do that you create jobs. so i am a big fan of investing in the infrastructure and strongly supportive of that proposal. i would have gone higher. host: you can see here in wall street "washington journal," republican plan and blue plan in -- for the democrats. you can see that there. guest: that's the real issue. do you really think that the only way we can move to deficit reduction is cut, cut, cut? when revenue at 18.2%, the lowest in 60 years, i think there needs to be a balanced approach and we need to close outrageous loopholes that corporations enjoy. host: talking to bernie sanders, independent in vermont. folks are eager to talk to you. let's go to edward in grand pr
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 10:30pm EDT
class and an economy built on nnovation. in my state of the union address, our most important task was to drive that economic growth. i meant it. we should be asking ourselves the questions -- how to make america a land for good jobs? how do we equip people with skills and training to do those jobs? how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent iving? please feel free to sit down. i'm sorry. everyone is standing. maybe it was one of the effects of the sequester. you had to get rid of chairs. [laughter] i chose argonne national lab because few areas hold more promise for creating good jobs and growing our economy than how we use american energy. after years of talking about it, we are poised to take control of our energy future. we produce more oil that we have in 15 years. we import less oil than we had in 20 years. we have doubled the amount of renewable energy that we generate from wind and solar. tens of thousands of good jobs to show for it. we are producing more natural gas than we have before that hundreds of thousands of good jobs to show for it. we have supported the
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
agenda. he got health care passed and fixed the economy. he has the economy on the right track. the gun issue was not a big deal with him in the beginning. gale marriage was not a big issue, but they have become centerpieces, that's the period he's in at this point. republicans are cooperating to the degree that they appeared to be disorganized enough that he appears to be right on track. >> you know, on that point, in terms of the economy, victoria, the president talking about the budget last week, he said something that the gop just jumped all over. the president said, and i'm quoting him, we don't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt, and the republicans and the right wing went bananas. but then mr. boehner and ryan, of course, agree with him. watch this. >> we do not have an immediate debt crisis, but we all know that we have one looming. >> we do not have a debt crisis right now, but we see it coming. we know it's irrefeetably happeningivities they say the president shouldn't have said it, now you have boehner and ryan saying it, about you if both say we don't have an immediat
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 8:00pm EDT
revenues. it would cut waste, add jobs and spur economic growth of the economy. it would reduce the deficit by an additional $1.8 trillion without jeopardizing the recovery or harming the middle class. it includes $1.2 trillion in new revenue obtained not by tax increases but by closing loopholes and eliminating wasteful spending that benefits the wealthiest americans and the largest corporations. it eliminates $4 billion in annual tax breaks to the oil and gas industry, an industry that is making profits. they don't need a tax break. in fact, they're making enormous profits. so, why does the ryan budget give them a government subsidy? the democratic plan invests in infrastructure, education, job training and innovation. it is designed first and foremost to help create jobs and strengthen the economy. the house democratic budget also makes critical investments in our future. $200 billion is invested in infrastructure, education, job training and innovation. helping to create jobs and strengthen the economy. these investments include $80 billion for an education jobs initiative, $50 billion
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 12:00pm EDT
to us that -- quote -- "the need to transform the world's energy economy while addressing global climate change is not only a religious and moral imperative, it is a strategy for security and survival. the united states conference of catholic bishops says that -- and i quote -- "at its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. it is about the future of god's creation and one human family." the bishops asked congress to consider seven principles in shaping responsible climate change policies. one, addressing global climate change means protecting the common good. two, climate change will hit the most vulnerable communities the hardest. three, we must seek solutions that enhance rather than diminish the economic standing of the poor. four, new resources must be made available to poor communities to adapt to the effects of a changing climate. five, we must protect vulnerable people from the negative human health effects of climate change. six, local affected communities should have a voi
NBC
Mar 20, 2013 11:00am PDT
at the hp pavilion ahead of tomorrow's slate of games. >> the fans equal a win for san jose's economy. monte francis live in san jose where you spoke to downtown businesses with more on the economic impact. good morning, monte. >> marla, good morning. in 2010, this tournament generated about $20 million for san jose's economy. expectations this time around are just as high. as you said, college basketball fans from across the country flying into san jose for the tournament. hotels, bars, restaurants in downtown san jose are hoping to recover some of the money they lost with nhl lockout this past season. we're told right now many hotels in san jose are fully booked. when it comes to ncaa's impact on the local economy, there is a trickle down effect. the ceo of the san jose silicon valley chamber of commerce says when the hotels are booked, that translates to more revenue for restaurants, bars, and cafes. >> the expectations are always high. obviously the economic impact can vary. i think the numbers we heard from 2010 were about $20 million in economic impact. so whenever you can bring people
MSNBC
Mar 19, 2013 5:00pm PDT
might go a little higher. that has an inflationary effect on the economy. so you may be talking away the money you just gave that employee through the increase. raise prices throughout the economy. >> i have to say, you've now switched your argument from what it was going to do to your business to what it's going to do to the economy. >> very sharp, senator warren. whether a minimum wage increase and why. we've heard all this madness on the other side, especially small business people. we won't be able to pay insurance and the like. is that a real reasonable and persuasive argument? >> no and in fact, we have a real world experiment that tells us about this. in new jersey a few years ago, they raised the minimum wage. they did it in pennsylvania. there was an examination of fast food and it turned out that in new jersey, hiring went up and in pennsylvania, hiring went down. but let me turn this upside down. why aren't we talking about the fact that the total stock market is worth less today than in 2000 and yet, the ceos are getting more and more money. if we just turned this argumen
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of law. they have tremendous workloads, but they keep this economy going. and if you slow that down, if you slow down civil dispositions where contracts are waiting to be enforced with the plant is quick to be built or so forth, whether the damages are going to be paid through someone who was the victim of the breach of conduct. if you're going to cause dismissal of the suits because of criminal suits, criminal prosecutions because of the light, then you're threatening the efficiency of the legal structure. thank you very much. to have one of the comments i want to share with you, this month you will hear cases that are of the utmost importance to many american families. that is with the gay americans have the right to marry straight couples and whether the congress can deprive legally married gay couples of the federal recognition and benefits. i mention this not because i expect either of you to speak on this issue. in fact i know you will not. president bill clinton who resigned doma enchilada and now requests its demise recently wrote the question of the cases rests on, quote, w
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. but they keep this economy going. if you slow that down and civil dispositions, where the damages are going to be paid to someone who is the victim of a breach of contract, if you are potentially going to cause this because of criminal suits due to delayed, then you are threatening the efficiency of the legal structure. .. president clinton who signed down into the recently wrote the question is whether it is consistent with the principles of the nation that on history to, quality and justice above all and is therefore unconstitutional, and quote. in the time that his pastor 1996, my view along with president clinton and colleagues, their face and makeup of our families herbology for what i think is for the better. those of us in congress, regardless for religion or party represents you in and nothing relationships you wish to have rights granted to a sitting on sitting on the podium today. i cannot in good conscience tell my constituents that their country does not value their bond, their commitment her family. i ask you just to consider my words and thank you again. it's a privilege to ha
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 7:00am EDT
for this mess. no more taxes. we cannot take it in a bad economy. who knows what corn to happen in budgetary fluctuations between today and 10 years from today? entitlements is a very nasty way of saying we have to take something you ever earned and take it back because we cannot decide what to do with your money in the first place. i think the president is wrong. i am a democrat, but i don't support his ideas. tax-and-spend, tax-and-spend. the ryan budget is thdoa. this is too much, too late. who knows what is going to happen between today and 10 years from today? hopefully, i will be alive to get what i earned. i would rather be in my > to continue seeing this misery that the u.s. congress and this president and his health care act needs to be a pair back. it's not going to work. host: david on our independent line from mclean, virginia. caller: i have some questions. it's your guests along the line? host: we're just taking calls right now. our first guest is about a half- hour. caller: one, we would like to get clarification on the senate's passing the budget through an act of reconciliat
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 3:35pm EDT
economy and our debt and deficit. in the creation of jobs that are so important. senator sessions? you have to know what budget does with regard to directing the closing of loopholes and deductions that occur. the plan in the budget is to spend that money. it actually spends it twice. .ut it spends the money if you but that's damon from the professor on the screen, last in this very hearing room, they said this. for business tax reform, the leading corporate tax rate should be in the mid-20s, made for by getting rid of the hand of government that is distorting business behavior and let is this the business. that was the lead democratic witness here. i asked him to repeat it. so you are sam at the money that you get from closing deductions and making the tax code simpler, which i prefer, should be used to reduce the rates and he said yes. and senator baucus believes that. members of your committee have need toed about the simplify and reduce the rate. but if you spend the money, you get some closing loopholes. how do you reduce rates? this is the kind of logic we need to get into our mi
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 1:00am EDT
have in our economy and deficit. center sessions? >> i commend senator enzi. you have to know what the budget does in regard to directing the closing of loopholes and deductions. plan in the budget is to spend that money. that is what the plan is. it actually spends a twice. can you put that statement on the screen? i want to call your attention. the lead democratic witness in this a very hearing room said this, for business tax reform, the lead item should be corporate tax rates in the mid- 20s, pay for that by getting rid of government that is distorting business behavior and what business the business. that was the lead democratic witness here. i asked him to repeat that. he said, but the money that you get from closing deductions and making the tax code simpler should be used to reduce the rates -- he said yes. senator baucus believes that. members of your committee have all talked about the need to simplify and reduce the rates, but it will use the money you get from closing the polls, how can you close -- a lower the rates? this is kind of logic that we need to get through ou
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2013 8:00pm EDT
every word i say for or against me. it's made our life easier and also changed our economy. you go to grocery store today and find machines doing the jobs people once did. one person because of automation can do the work by people used to do. it's the world around us that is changed and had an impact on our people. on our hard-working people, many of seeing jobs wiped out. just been doing 20 years gone overnight. .. to protect the people who are struggling and they don't want want to take in want to take it away from anybody. the vast majority of americans in the hard-working middle class don't want to take away from people that have made. they do want to hurt the people that are trying. they wonder who is fighting for them. who's fighting for the hard-working everyday people who do things right and do not complain that have built this nation? and conservative believers in limited government and free enterprise that that is our challenge in their and the opportunity. to be there for them and by the way i can think of a better call because our hard-working middle-class is one of the
PBS
Mar 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
over republicans handling the economy to just a four-point advantage. congress is down there with saddam hussein and gaddafi and popularity, except that the other guys, being dead, don't really care. congress does. the president has to do the charm offensive because he got cocky. he won the election and he crushed republicans on the fiscal cliff, and he tried to do it on sequester. sequester, the way he pushed it, was a mistake. he overshot with talk of the apocalypse, which exposed and to ridicule. but then he acted so cynically with the biggest example being the shutting down of the white house tours, and people can understand that the administration was deliberately trying to find stuff that would be painful and visible rather than being economical with cuts. that is white and he had to retreat -- why he had to retreat. purposes.s serves two it makes the eu and look efficient by contrast, and makes the president's job rating look good by comparison. a continuing resolution, a washington speech, -- to fund, government's there will be an agreement on that pit the crunc
PBS
Mar 15, 2013 2:30pm PDT
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CSPAN
Mar 14, 2013 7:00am EDT
. that is terrible for the economy. march 27 there will be a speech in georgia from steve moore. i'm sure the last thing he will say is we need to increase taxes. host: where do you see and that they can come together? caller: i have been working in politics 50 years. the republicans have compromised ourselves into a $16 trillion debt. it's time for the democrats. we have got to cut spending. obama is not doing anything accept raising taxes -- except for raising taxes. the rich are the heroes because they create jobs. i'm not against poor people, but they cannot give anybody a job. we need to stop the attacks on the rich. we need to cut spending. i am thinking of changing my name to cut spending. host: here is what steve wrote on twitter -- let's hear from dennis in massachusetts, independent. caller: how are you? i am reacting to the report that the senate plan suggests another quarter billion dollar cut to medicare after the $760 billion cut that the senate democrats have already made. as your reporter just said, but guess you havd, it's doubtful that will not affect medicare beneficiaries. i am
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 5:00pm EDT
and the economy, support for proxies'. if you had the opportunity to sit quietly with the supreme leader of iran and talk to him, talk him out of whatever he appears to be intending to do, what would you say to him about u.s. intentions at u.s. cooperation with our partners in the region? >> i would send dennis rodman over there. [laughter] the truth is the first thing i would do i would ask why they are doing what they're doing and i would like to hear it from him personally. because we know of course what his surrogates and proxy's are doing. i would like to know from him they close by the way, you know in that region that the three countries that have always been country, iran, turkey, egypt, they are the cornerstone of that region. it does not mean that we want to be like them or anyone want to be like them, but we have to account for the fact that those three countries are the historic cornerstones or and points of that region. the first thing i would like to is what is a they believe the future holds for the region and why are they apparently, it seems to me, on a path to try to dredge up
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 7:30am EDT
. this is what he says. we are now in a position where the economy is not growing in the way it had been expected. and he goes on, we don't want to be japan with a decade of no growth. mr. speaker, when his own business secretary calls for them to change course, is he speaking for the government? >> let me tell him what is happening in the industrial production. we are now producing more motorcars in this country than we have at any time in our history. exports to all the key markets in terms of goods like india, china, russia, brazil are all increasing very rapidly. none of things things happen on a labour government in the trash our economy, racked up the debt and nearly bankrupted the courage. when it comes to capital spending i think we should spend more money on capital and that's why we're spending 10 billion more than the plans of the government of which he is a member. i think we should be using the strength of the government balance sheets to encourage private-sector capital, and that's why for the first time in its history the treasure is providing those guarantees. the fact is he read
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 10:00am EDT
economy and creates good jobs that american people need to support their families. we must balance our budget for our students. those who are currently in our universities and community colleges should feel confident that an investment in their education will lead them to good-paying jobs when they graduate. a balanced budget gives them that confidence that their future will not be threatened by staggering debt. most important we must balance our budget for our children and grandchildren who deserve the same chance of the american dream that we have been given. rather than handing them a bill for this generation's irresponsibility, a balanced budget will allow us to hand them a brighter future, an american future. our budget, a balanced budget, represents a departure from the status quo here in washington and it represents house republicans' commitment to moving our nation forward in a fiscally responsible way. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from maryland, m
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of the total economy were over 20%. in this republican fantasy land budgets are balanced with revenues at 19% of the economy, yet meeting the needs of 78 million more seniors and a infrastructure deficit that is growing as america is falling apart. clearly this is not remotely possible if we are going to enjoy anything like our current quality of life. there is a real world intersection of budget saving opportunities with potential areas of agreement. health care reform is one. but not just by shifting the burden to seniors and disabled as the republicans propose in their fantasy budget. my home state of oregon is the middle of an exciting demonstration of how to squeeze out the waste we all know is there and realign incentives. instead of the empty ritual of pretending to repeal obamacare, let's work together to accelerate reform for all americans. if the oregon experiment works, and frankly many of these efeshencies by the way are already achieved in other parts of the country and with some private health systems, we could save more than $1.2 trillion that is the flawed sequester is suppos
MSNBC
Mar 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
. if the economy hobbles along and don't get me wrong, the markets are roaring, we've had a few days where it has slowed just a bit. but the average american, the pedestrian middle class family how well are they doing? how confident are they? and if the economy slows for them, the prospects for immigration reform, i don't believe are nearly as high, if you don't get what mark has been saying now for over two weeks. the sequencing done right on this cut spending cuts and tax reform. things sound great and they're moving along now. but joe, as we talked about earlier, you're going to have reticent democrats. and even key congressional races who are going to slow down a bit and saying, look, i want immigration and guns dealt with, what are we doing about the economy and the budget, the debt, and tax reform? >> and this is, richard haas, you can only push people so far, i mean, not the republicans' best friend. this weekend said democrats you're about to lose me. i pay 40% federal, 15%. well, i hear we have it cued up. let's go. this is bill maher this weekend. >> -- actually do pay the freight in th
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
mess. a total and complete mess. what we need is leadership. now, by fixing the economy we're able to solve the problems that we really do need to solve immediately as a nation, medicare, medicaid, social security, they become affordable when we become a wealthy country again. you know part of the reason that the republicans and even the democrats they're talking we have to cut, we have to talk because our country isn't doing it. new technology has shown that we have tremendous wealth under our fete in the form of energy. right under our feet. north dakota is a great example. [applause] we're not allowed to go and get it. so we go to opec nations that think we happen to be, they are all friends of mine. they think we're the stupidest people on earth. they can't believe what they are getting away with. we could become so easily the energy capital of the world. so what i say is this, we have to start building things. we have to start manufacturing, not just taking care of people, not just taking care in terms of health care. that is not manufacturing that is money going out. we have
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
a two day meeting on the economy this afternoon. then fed chairman ben bernanke will hold a news conference. we will have live coverage of his remarks to reporters at 2:30 eastern on c-span3. here's some of what we're covering this morning. the house is expected to finish work on the republican budget of the 2014 budget. live coverage of 10:00 eastern on c-span. on c-span2, the senate is working on a measure to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year. testifying about the ongoing two year civil war in syria. that live hearing starts at 9:45 eastern. this week marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the iraq war. in 45 minutes we will talk with california representative barbara lee, who opposed u.s. military action in iraq. and a congressman who served as a u.s. air force reserve chaplin, we will get his perspective on the war and veterans' issues. will, a virginia senator join us as part of our spotlight on magazine series. he writes about the role of congress in u.s. foreign policy. we will also take your calls, e- mails, and host: good morning, and welcom
FOX Business
Mar 16, 2013 5:00am EDT
in more than 212 million just in february alone. the entire economy of this city is based in gaming, 33,000 people work in the industry. here at the golden nugget atlantic city casino, they have a golden nugget. look at that. they have a hoel, cay casino, ad marina in the heart of new jersey. he from the general manager at the bottom of the hour, and i sit down with a blackjack dealer and learn for the first time how to play blackjack. i never played it in the casino before, and you'll never guess how i did. it'sot just gambling, but the biggest trends in alcohol these days, bourbon, plus, tobacco, porn, reality tv, and how your smart phone is a vice. we have a sinful hour ahea capping it off with how you at home as an investor can make money on it all. first tonight, our top story. obamacare's latest surprise is a new fee to hit employers. douglas holtz-eakin, president of the and former cbo director. great to talk to you. i was shocked to hear about the fee, $63, noody knew it was coming, $63 per employee, so for a company like boeing, that's $10 million just for the fee alone. what i
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
with the challenges facing our economy. the fact is there are folks on both side of the aisle that talk a good game on the idea of reforming medicare or doing something about social security, nobody wants to own the plan. they want to agree to it reluctantly to a plan brought up by the other side because here's another fact. medicare and social security are universally popular and even in a republican primary getting caught messing around with social security without a reason is bad politics. so any time you hear this from either side, the other side needs to lead, translation i'm not going to put out a plan on medicare or social security. you do it. maybe i'll agree to it. today is the second day of the organizing for action conference here in washington. when you hear what the president told political donors and activists last night, bear in mind he made those remarks after an hour of having his own motives questioned by house republicans repeatedly. from the outset, the president went out of his way to say his aims with ofa are not just political. >> people have been puzzled about what it is tha
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 8:30pm EDT
see the economy take off mr. mr. norquist? >> guest: okay, we haven't had trillion dollars spending cuts that we had an agreement by the president of the united states forced on them by the republicans to reduce spending over the next decade by a trillion dollars, so 100 million a year. they haven't started yet and they're just beginning to kick in. this a quest or is an additional $1.2 trillion over the decades to what the republicans want in the state battle we had in 2011, the budget control act was obama needs the debt ceiling to be increased because we spent so much money and republican said okay, we will raise the debt ceiling so the country doesn't default but only if you agree to a dollar for dollar reduction in spending over the next decade. that $2.5 trillion in spending restraints, not real cuts, spending, less than obama had hoped but in washington that is called a cut. if you want 10 of something and you only got eight of something, you walked away with eight but so that was the $2.5 trillion spending reduction over the next decade. it hasn't happened yet. we have sever
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 8:00pm EDT
people, but the economy, that was a glimpse of the kinds of effects that you could create with a cyberattack. that is why it has our attention. >> that is why individual industries, and given the potential, had preemptive action today. >> senator, i think that this set some standards and goals. we have identified the correct relationships between commercial and private and government. .. i presume that you are seeing huge pressures as naval forces are withdrawn because of budget pressures, but also can you comment on the role of coast guard because even though it's not the jurisdiction i present a place of very large role, too. if the idb to push its in your al because that will degrade. >> i think i plan to grow on their life in that part of the world. we are ensuring that they hip and shoulder to shoulder. as you say with a secret regime, i occupy a seat that is before suitable combatant commanders. we didn't get much that we get just about zero now if sequestration stands. what that translates to his last year we get 150 to 200 tons of cocaine on the high seas, coast gu
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm EDT
will we see the economy take off, mr. norquist? >> guest: okay. we haven't had a trillion dollar in spending cuts what we had was an agreement by the president of the united states forced on him by the republicans to reduce spending over the next decade by a trillion dollars. so that's $100 billion a year. and those cuts haven't started happening yet. they're just beginning to kick in. the sequester is an additional $1.2 trillion over the decade. so what the republicans won in that big battle we had in 2011, the budget control act, was that obama wanted to keep spending, and he needed the debt ceiling to be increased because he'd spent so much money. and the republicans said, okay, we'll raise the debt ceiling is so the country doesn't default, but only if you agree to a dollar-for-dollar reduction in spending over the next decade. and so we got $2.5 trillion in spending restraint. not real cuts, spending less than obama had hoped in. in washington that's called a cut. if you wanted ten of something and you only got eight of something, you go i got cut too. actually, you walked a
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 2:00pm EDT
. and the federal government last year in the midst of this terrible recession, the midst of this difficult economy, added $33.9 billion in additional costs through regulatory activity that's going to take 81 million hours to complete. let's do some back of the envelope math, mr. speaker. 81 million hours. the average work year, 40 hours a week, you work 50 weeks a year, that's 2000 hours. 000 hours. that's 40,000 people. who will spend every working all of every working day year long just to meet the new federal regulatory burden. mr. speaker, i don't wonder why it is that entrepreneurial activity is the lowest it's been since we began keeping records. the wonder is that folks are still trying at all. i had someone say that to me, mr. speaker. i was visiting with a group of honor students. i represent two counties in the north metro atlanta area. we were talking about what you want to do when you grow up. we were talking about america as a land of opportunity where you can do anything you want to do. where it's our birthright to be filled with opportunities that our parents never dreamed of having
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 8:00pm EDT
to technology, and the dynamics of our economy, and low income person today would have richard comfort that would exceed the -- creature comforts that would exceed the wealthiest americans years ago. our culture and political leadership have robbed them of the why of america. our purpose. [applause] they have transformed the thatcan tree -- dream give us purpose and hope inmates suffering much less bearable -- and made suffering much less bearable. what is the american dream? we all know that america is not like any other country in the world. we are not an ethnicity. we are all hyphenated americans. no, america is a why. it is an ideal, a set of principles and values. that is what makes us together. that is what has given us purpose throughout the centuries. and where does that come from? it comes from our founding declaration of independence. before that, if you had gone to georgia, or massachusetts, or virginia, and asked them what they were fighting ofor, they would have given you different answers. but our declaration brought us together and reach into america it old. -- its soul
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
the deficit and grow our economy. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following personal requests. the clerk: leave of absence requested for mr. thompson of california for today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the request s granted. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2013, the gentleman from california, mr. bera, is recognized as 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. bera: mr. speaker, thank you for that recognition. thank you for this time. mr. speaker, over the past several weeks, i've been talking to my constituents, i've been talking to former patients about the importance medicare and how medicare has impacted their lives, how they've relied on it. you know, as a doctor, i've taken care of thousands of patients, patients who've worked their whole life paying into a system so that they could rest easy at a time when they needed their health care. hey -- they needed their health care they wouldn't have to worry about it. this is a program that has served millions of americans for decades. they've come
FOX News
Mar 13, 2013 8:00am PDT
to be cooling a bit on the president's handling of the economy inch spite of this surge that has sent wall street to record numbers and an improving employment picture. a new washington post abc news poll finds 44% approve of the way the president is handling the economy. that is down from 50% in december. right now 52% disagree. and when it comes to public trust on dealing with the economy the president has only a slight edge over congressional republicans, 44 to 40%. joining us now, juan williams, he is a fox news political analyst as you well know. so what is your thinking about the reason behind the president's slide in the polls on the economy, juan? >> independent voters, jon, who were previously convinced that president obama really had a better handle on the economy than the republicans, and now if you look inside the poll numbers that you just cited, what you see is that independents have gone over the edge and now favor republicans slightly to the president. so i think that this in fact is an evidence of the success of a republican strategy. the republican strategy in the midst o
CNN
Mar 14, 2013 1:00pm PDT
sanctions ever. it's having a significant effect. >> on the economy? >> there is the president of the united states saying it could take a year for iran to develop a nuclear weapon. let's discuss what is going on. that's the first time i heard the president give such a specific timeline, within a year or so iran could have a nuclear weapon. that sounds pretty ominous. >> it does sound ominous. what it shows you is what a difficult diplomatic challenge the president has. because they're negotiating with iran through the six-party talks which are taking place in kazakhstan and there the united states has made some offers that are, you know, trying to help iran move to a kind of win-win place. now he is managing the other dimension of this which is israel. he is trying to convince the israelis that he is serious, that he sees that there is not an infinite amount of time, and he said later in the interview all options are on the table. when i say all options i mean military force and we have substantial capabilities. so he's trying to manage the iranian clock as well as the israeli clock. >> so
CNN
Mar 20, 2013 4:00pm PDT
states. but where does the american israeli relationship stand? bennett, israel's minister of the economy is here to answer our questions. plus, mayor michael bloomberg called howard shultz ridiculous. he's out front to respond. and the head of colorado's department of corrections answers the door only to be shot down. we take you to the manhunt tonight. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight with friends like these, well, president obama arrived in israel to day. it was his first trip there as president. everything seemed rosey for a little while between him and benjamin netanyahu. >> and just as we have for these past 6 ayears, the united states is proud to stand with you as your strongest ally and your greatest friend. >> i want to thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship and in strengthening the friendship and alliance between our two countries. >> sounded so perfect. but then -- later in the day things changed. >> iran is a grave threat to israel, a grave threat to the world, a nuclear iran. the united states is com
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 12:00am EDT
america's case on a daily basis because he would be's with the economy. so one of the many reasons why he chose her as secretary of state because she knew she could do that for him on a daily basis around the world. that's why i think that she would bring to him accurate reading of where things stood. what she could deliver to him in terms of moving forward in terms of agreement, where the players were when it comes to libya, for example. deliver to him the -- what was needed for him to make the decision. she lost some battles but she certainly influenced a lot of decision. libya being one of them, and asia definitely. >> host: we'll get to libya next. a very interesting scenario and what happened there. but just one last question on the israeli-palestinian conflict. i was covering aipac in 2010 and she spoke there and she said farflung destinations from the chronic where she would be traveling, that issue would come up as the first, second, or third issue, and it struck me as unlikely, other than europe, that people would be focusing on this far-flung destination, and once we saw wikilea
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 10:00am EDT
and the economy, the republican budget again calls for its repeal. in addition, their budget ends medicare as we know it, and surprise, surprise, turning it into a voucher program that reduces benefits and leaves seniors paying higher out-of-pocket costs. while this budget blueprint is still lacking in specific details, it is clear that in order to meet the spending targets it outlines, house republicans will slash investments in key areas that are essential to economic growth and job creation, education, job training, science and research will all be on the chopping block in order to reduce the deficit with little regard for the jobs that would be lost and the impact it would have on our nation's competitiveness. the republican budget factors and the sequestration's arbitrary cuts over the next decade, something else that's being rejected by the american people. for new mexico, this means more cuts to education targeted at low-income and special needs children. painful cuts to tribal communities that jeopardizes our responsibilities to indian country with our trust responsibilities, and cuts th
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